Good Morning All! I wasn't on the site last week so I'd like to have a morning prayer today. Today's topic is recovering from a slip. I think everyone has slipped at least once during this process of becoming a non-smoker. I had my first, hopefully only, slip last week. We must realize that we are not perfect as we are mere humans but we CAN become better with help from others in this process. We just need to follow a leader, someone who is understanding and is versed by experience should we want to light up. If you are on this site then the help and experience is right here at your fingertips. Reach out to the shepherds of this community and someone, many people in fact, will help you to move forward and have faith in your ability to quit! Therefore my prayer today is:
Oh Lord, thank you for this day and providing me a chance to recover from a mistake I made by smoking. I knew what I was doing was wrong but I was led astray by the powerful hold that cigarettes have on me. Please forgive me in my time of weakness and remind me of why I am stopping this habit. Jesus help me learn from my mistake, give me strength today so that I can continue my journey, no matter how difficult, and lead me back to you. As in 1 Peter 2:25, " For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls."
In Christ's precious and holy name we pray. Amen.
I was led astray but if I follow the word of God and accept the advice and support from those here.I will remain on this new path. The members here will continue to lift me and the others here to freedom from this evil. Just remember, you are not the only rower in the boat to freedom. Have a wonderful day!